In Ignou term end examination, the minimum passing marks require for any bachelor degree programme student to pass in any course is 36 out of 100. But if you have secured good marks in assignments, then 35 out of 100 will be also considered as passing marks. In the case of Master Degree programme, the students have to obtain a minimum of 40 marks out of 100. Same is the case with assignments as well. Students must check Ignou grade card to know the assignments and theory marks.
Note: At the end of this post, we have provided the method to calculate combined marks of Theory as well as Term End Examination. Please note that the calculation provided below is for Master Degree Programmes. You have to follow the same calculation with the Bachelor Degree Programme but the minimum marks will change to 35 in both Theory as well as assignments.
The most common difficulty faced by the students of Indira Gandhi National Open University is to understand the evaluation and assessment system for any programme and to calculate the final Ignou Result in their grade card.
The students check their result in the grade card and find two kinds of statuses i.e. Complete and Incomplete. They even get surprised to see their result that they have been provided with Incomplete status in front of some course instead of securing good marks in assignments and fewer marks in Term End Exams.
They ask questions that why they fail instead of getting good marks in assignments. Before telling the solution to the problem I would like to mention here the reason behind not understanding the results by students.
Why students face difficulty in calculating their IGNOU Result marks in terms of Percentage?
The Indira Gandhi National Open University provides the Ignou prospectus to all its students so that they can read it carefully before taking admission in any programme. It contains all the required information such as programme detail, courses, Term-End Examination, Hall Ticket, Forms, Results, Evaluation System Study Material, Assignments, etc.
The prospectus is very helpful for the students during their period of study to know any information when it required. But many students ignore it after reading little information in it which results in them into a lack of knowledge about university study system, rules, and guidelines.
When they face any difficulty, they start searching all over the internet for its solution. Sometimes they get the correct information from the internet and sometimes not.
So, I would like to mention few rules and guidelines related to the evaluation system which will help the students in understanding their results. Basically, the evaluation of any course for any programme is based on two components. You must have been already familiar with these two components during your study. These are as follows:
- Continuous Evaluation through assignments
- Term End Examination (TEE).
The students have to complete one Tutor Marked assignment for each course wherever it is required. The students have to submit the Ignou solved assignments to the Coordinator in their respective study centres where it will be awarded the marks by the authorized persons. For the same course, they have to appear in the Term End Examination as well.
In the final results, the assignments carry 30% weightage whereas 70% weightage has been given to term-end examination by the university. The students have passed out both the components to complete their course. So, the minimum pass percentage require passing both these components separately is 40% (‘D’ grade). Below the 40% marks in any one of the component will result in failure for that course and you will see the “Incomplete” status in the grade card.
So, next time whenever you check your grade card and find the incomplete status, just make sure that whether you have got a minimum of 40% marks in both continuous evaluation (assignments) and Term End Examination separately.
For few programmes, the university provides the Letter grade system in the grade card whereas, in some programmes, the university follows the numeric marks system. In simple ways, If your pursuing discipline has a grading system for evaluation, then you have to get at least ‘D’ grade in both assignments and TEE for each course to claim the degree certificate.
The students will be assigned the division in the final results on the basis of total marks obtained by the students in all the courses, inclusive of theory, assignments and practical components. The students will be assigned divisions as per the rules provided by the university which is as follows:
- 60% and above First Division
- 50% and above but below 60% Second Division
- 40% and above but below 50% Pass
- Less than 40% Unsuccessful
In case, if any student fails to score the minimum of 40% in both Term End Examination and assignments then he can appear in subsequent TEE for that course up to two years, the period for which his or her registration is valid. In the case of failure in assignment component, he can submit it again by making the fresh assignments.
Equivalent of IGNOU Grading System to percentage of Marks:
The Indira Gandhi National Open University uses the letter grade system for both continuous and term-end examination components for some courses. We have mentioned the equivalent of grades in term of percentage to make it easy for the students to understand their performance in the exam results. Before mentioning the equivalent percentage for grades, let’s mention what a particular grade mean. It is mentioned below:
- A = Excellent
- B = Very Good
- C = Good
- D = Satisfactory
- E = Unsatisfactory
As we have already mentioned above, the students have to get a minimum of “D” grade in their IGNOU Grade Card to pass any course. However, while calculating the final results by adding the marks of all the courses, they must obtain the overall average to be ‘C’ grade at least for the successful completion of a course. We have mentioned below the system of converting the overall letter grades to percentage:
- A = 80%
- B = 60% to 79.9%
- C = 50% to 59.9%
- D = 40% to 49.9%
- E = Below 40%
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Let’s take an example to summarize all the above explanation provided by me. Suppose, I am pursuing the IGNOU BA programme and in the first semester I got 50 marks in assignments and 60 marks in theory out of a total of 100 marks in one of the courses. Then, the total marks for that course will be calculated as:
- In the continuous evaluation of assignments: 30% of 50 which is equivalent to 15.
- In Term End Examination: 70% of 60 which is equal to 42.
So, the total marks I get in that particular course is 15 + 42 = 57. As my marks are above 40, I will be awarded “Complete” status in the grade card.
To calculate final results, suppose we have one programme which consists of 5 courses in total. We have to get 4o% marks in each course at least to pass them. But the total of all the five courses should be 50% or above so that we will be awarded degree certificate.
I hope I am able to make you understand how we have to calculate the final IGNOU Results. In case, if you still face any difficulty in understanding the results, do not hesitate to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can comment below.